Striking the Arctic Match: “Ice Melt Like Adding 20 Years of CO2 Emissions.”


According to reports from BBC, Climate Progress, and The Arctic Ice Blog, sea ice scientist Professor Peter Wadhams of Cambridge University recently made a pivotal announcement on the state of Arctic sea ice. In an interview to the BBC, Wadhams noted that Arctic sea ice was ‘headed for oblivion’ within ten years and that the added heat absorbed by the darker Arctic Ocean was like adding ’20 years of CO2′ emissions.

Wadhams has been studying sea ice for decades. His research has provided pivotal insight to the Arctic environment. Back in 1996, Wadhams compiled observations from vessels, including navy submarines, operating in the Arctic to determine that sea ice volume had fallen by 40% by 1996. Today, sea ice volume has fallen 78% percent from volume observations in 1979.

Wadhams said the following to BBC:

“Thirty years ago there was typically about eight million square kilometres of…

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